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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a transnational nongovernmental organization campaigning for demilitarization, disarmament, peace, and social justice. WILPF's main office is based in Geneva, Switzerland, with a United Nations (UN) office in New York and national sections in 37 countries.

WILPF, the oldest women's peace organization in the world, was founded in 1915 by approximately 1,300 women from 12 countries who convened in The Hague, the Netherlands, in an International Congress of Women to protest against the atrocities of World War I. The decision of the congress was to set up an International Women's Committee for Permanent Peace, which would form two groups of envoys to convey the resolutions of the congress to the heads of states. The envoys invoked a ...

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